Kelly’s interesting interview with Zane from Marked by Rebecca Zanetti’s + a giveaway

Books-n-Kisses is super excited to have Zane from Rebecca Zanetti Marked on the blog today.  MARKED is the last book in Ms. Zanetti Dark Protector’s series.   While I am so very sad to see this series come to an end, but I am excited to finally learn more about Zane.   There have been so many questions about what and who Zane is.  And how he will help or hinder the Janie Kayrs.   So let’s see if we can get some information from Zane so we can figure out what he is.  But before we do that let’s take a quick look at MARKED.


Dark Protectors #7


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Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life…
Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he’s worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the choice.
Now on to the interview.

Kelly:  Hi Zane, Welcome to Books-n-Kisses

Zane:  Ah, Hi, Kelly.  I’m new to the interview scene, so go easy on me, will you?  J

Kelly: Thank you for taking time away from your busy……. schedule to sit down with me to take to talk about…. well you.

Zane:  Sure.  Not much is going on right now besides war, world catastrophe, and my unsettled love life.

Kelly: Okay I have to ask because everyone wants to know. What are you?

Zane:  Just a regular guy, I think.  I mean, I’m a soldier and part vampire, but really, I’m just a normal soldier with maybe a couple of secrets thrown in.  I like beer, football, inventing new weapons.  You know.  Normal guy stuff.

Kelly: Okay *thinks to self: so that didn’t work*  How about a game of 20 questions?

Zane:  I do love a good game.  Usually when I win, I take over a continent, though.

Kelly: Sounds good.

Zane:  All right – shoot them my way.

Kelly: Questions #1: What is your favorite color?

Zane:  Blue – the exact color of Janie’s eyes.

Kelly: Questions #2: Do you have any magical powers?

Zane:  Yes.

Kelly: Questions #3: Who is your favorite person in the whole world?

Zane:  Janie Belle Kayrs would have to be number one.  But I also like my brothers, usually.  Their names are Sam and Logan.

Kelly: Questions #4: What are you?

Zane:  Just a regular guy.

Kelly: Questions #5: Who is your least favorite person in the world?

Zane:  I’d have to say Kalin, who’s a Kurjan, is probably my least favorite person.  It’s hard to completely hate him, though.  We’ve known each other since we were kids, and even when you don’t like somebody, there’s a type of bond you get with people you’ve known forever, you know?  I hope I don’t have to kill him, but to save Janie, I may have to.  I’m prepared.

Kelly: Questions #6: How tall are you?

Zane:  Last time I checked, I was about 6’6.

Kelly: Questions #7:  Do you drink blood?

Zane:  I’m part vampire, so I do drink blood during battle or maybe during sex.  We don’t need blood to survive and can make our own.  I plan on biting Janie, just so you know.

Kelly: Questions #8:  Do you dream walk with anyone except Janie?

Zane:  No.  Well, Kalin shows up sometimes, but Janie’s the draw for us both.  Kalin and I have never met in the dream world without Janie.

Kelly: Questions #9:  What are you?

Zane:  A realist.  I enjoy the romances throughout the Realm, but really?  I don’t see myself having a happy ending.  Of course, I hope I’m wrong about that.

Kelly: Questions #10: Tell me your favorite thing about Janie?

Zane:  She’s smart as hell and a complete smartass.  The smartass part is just a cover-up to keep everyone around her calm.  She really has a huge heart, and she’s incredibly fragile but has no clue how true that is.  Fate and destiny weigh heavily on her, and I have a feeling she’s about to meet both.  She’ll win, though.  She has to.

Kelly: Questions #11: Football or Basketball?

Zane:  Football.  I have two brothers, and we like to hit things.

Kelly: Questions #12: What do you do for a living?

Zane:  I’m a soldier and a pretty damn good assassin.  That weighs on me, to be honest.

Kelly: Questions #13: How much can you deadlift?

Zane:  Two vampires and a Kurjan.

Kelly: Questions #14:  What are you?

Zane:  A guy about to make a move to get the woman I’ve loved for years.  That makes me more dangerous than I’ve ever been, but I’m okay with that now.

Kelly: Questions #15:  If you could go anywhere in the world for one night where would you go?

Zane:  Well, okay.  Don’t tell anybody, but I do have a retreat in the wilds of Alaska where I just get away from everybody and everything once in a while.  I love that place.

Kelly: Questions #16:  Whom would you take with you on the one night?

Zane:  Janie Belle Kayrs, but she’d probably be mad if I kidnapped her.  Not that I kidnap her or anything.  Really.  Trust me.  J

Kelly: Questions #17:  Whom do you work for?

Zane:  If I told you who I worked for, I’d have to make sure you couldn’t tell anybody else, and I don’t know of any nice way to do that.  So let’s just say I do have a job, and it’s bloody.

Kelly: Questions #18: Naughty or Nice?

Zane:  Naughty.  Life is too short for Nice.

Kelly: Questions #19: What are you?

Zane:  Who are any of us?  I guess it’d depend who you asked as to who I am.  I’ve got friends, I’ve got enemies, and I’ve got Janie Belle Kayrs.  Whether she considers herself friend or enemy, I don’t know yet.  But I do know that she’s mine, so we’ll have to figure it all out, won’t we?

Kelly: Questions #20:  Okay fine. Final question Boxers or Briefs?

Zane:  Who has time for either?

Kelly:  Okay seriously Zane, Off the record.  What are you?

Zane:   Okay, seriously.  Off the record.  Read MARKED.  At the end of Chapter 1, both you and Janie will know exactly what I am.  Let’s hope you’re not as pissed as Janie is.  I do have a plan, you know.

8686057For my first interview, this is been a lot of fun.  To celebrate, I’d love to give away a print copy of FATED, the first book in the Dark Protector series, to a commenter here.  Kelly will randomly draw a name.  Just so you know, the book is about Talen Kayrs, who’s Janie’s father.  The first time I met him, it, ah, didn’t go so well. 

Here’s the blurb:

The damn earth ground to a stop. A weapon hit the pavement a yard away. Dage Kayrs’s eyes widened, and Moira Kayrs gasped.

Zane sighed and focused just as a locomotive the size of Talen Kayrs tackled him midsection, throwing him ten yards and landing hard on his chest. Zane’s head crashed onto the asphalt. Stars exploded behind his eyeballs, and unbearable pain cut into his brain. He tried to concentrate, to say something, when a fist plowed into his face.

Unconsciousness was a fucking blessing.


To Enter:  Please leave a question or comment for Ms. Zanetti.
Winner will be picked on Dec 15th.


36 Responses to Kelly’s interesting interview with Zane from Marked by Rebecca Zanetti’s + a giveaway

  1. lanfear December 10, 2014 at 7:52 am #

    Can I just say I loved the book? And Zane is my favorite out of all of them.

  2. Carol H. December 10, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    still fuming that the PRINT version is out now and the Kindle version isn’t – darn SKYNET!!!

    But, seriously – this is one of those series that you love and hate to see end. :(

  3. Elena Lim December 10, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    That is one awesome interview. Getting into Zane’s head prolly hurts in a good way. God, I’ve been waiting for his and Janie Belle’s story since time immemorial. I don’t have any questions or I just can’t think of one atm but I must say I really love the interview.

    As for Rebecca, I super love her. HARD. I wanna hug her, meet her in person, and talk to her non-stop about her characters and books.
    I’ve read all of her works and all of them are so goooood. Happy sigh. I am just glad that the long wait for Marked is almost over. ♥

  4. Glenda December 10, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    Oooo! Sounds interesting! How many books do you have planned for the series? (Or do you know yet?)

    • Rachelle December 10, 2014 at 9:23 am #

      Glenda – this is the last book in Rebecca Zanetti’s series. It started with her first book Fated about Janies parents. If you read Marked there is plenty of back story to catch you up, but starting with Fated and reading the whole series builds up to this book (which is pretty epic I must say)

    • Rebecca Zanetti December 10, 2014 at 9:35 am #

      Hi Glenda!

      There are 10 books in this story arc, and for the spinoff, I’m not sure. Probably three or four. We’ll see. :)

  5. Connie Tabrizi December 10, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Rebecca brilliant book. I hate to see this series end though. (crying) Oh and Zane…great 1st interview. Look forward to hearing more from you and Janie!

  6. Doren Burke December 10, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    OMG I so need to read Chapter 1 like right now!!!!

  7. Teresa December 10, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    I have waited patiently for Marked and when it shows up on my nook library will disappear until I finish it! Love the interview hope for more

  8. Kimberly Becker December 10, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    Oooooh, I love how mysterious he is! Go Read the Book! It was amazing! !

  9. Rebecca Zanetti December 10, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Hi everybody! Thanks for popping by! I’ll be back in a few times over the next couple of days to read comments and answer any questions.

    If you don’t have a question, here’s my THANKS for dropping by! :) Have a wonderful week!

  10. Zita R December 10, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I just love character interviews. I really like Zane!

  11. Yvette Fye December 10, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    I have loved your books from the first day I picked them up. I will be sorry to see the story end, but hope you will let us know hope everyone in the series is doing from time to time.

  12. Stephanie December 10, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    Hehe Love how crafty this guy is. Something tells me he’s going to need to be when they ‘come together’ in person.

  13. Minga Book Bud Portillo December 10, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    Loved it.. So Zane.. Lol. I already have Fated but by chance I win I like to give it away to a great friend who just started the series.

  14. Joan December 10, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    Thank you for sharing Zane’s interview. What a teaser! I can hardly wait for Marked to be released. The entire series has been so wonderful, I’ve read them all twice. My favourite so far has been Shadowed, perhaps because Jase’s and Brenna’s hardships were played out over several instalments. Quick question for Ms. Zanetti: with the vampires’ superior healing abilities able to repair hearts, livers, and kidneys, do you think Brenna will regain her full eyesight some day? Thank you for your writing your stories. They are so much fun to read!

    • Rebecca Zanetti December 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

      Hi Joan! You know, I’m not sure about Brenna’s eyesight. That mineral really messed with her from the inside out, so she might have to live with one bad result from it. Jase thinks she’s cute in glasses, so it works out. :)

  15. Rosemary P December 10, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    The 22nd is to long a wait, I love the interview

  16. Ashley December 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Cannot wait to read this book! 😀

  17. Diane Boothe December 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    If I don’t get to read this book NOW, I’m going to lose my mind. *Laughing* Patience is not my virtue. It’s bittersweet to see the series end because its such an amazing series. I am looking forward to the other spin offs though…Tell me….Does Garrett ever get a mate?

  18. Heather December 10, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    Love this series!!!! Can’t wIt to read Marked. I am waiting impatiently for my pre-ordered Nook copy.

  19. Karen December 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    I have enjoyed this series from the first book to the last! Can’t hardly wait for the conclusion. Why did it take sooooo long for them to tell their story???????

  20. sonia forbus December 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Love this series. Cannot wait to read Marked . Thank you for a Terrific series

  21. Patti Garrett December 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    Hi, are you planning to write books for Sam and Logan?

    • Rebecca Zanetti December 10, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

      Hi Patti,

      It would be nice to see those guys find mates, right? We’ll see. I can tell you that Logan shows up in WICKED RIDE for a while, but he’s not the main hero. :)

      • Patti Garrett December 11, 2014 at 4:11 am #

        Cool. I just pre-ordered it on Amazon. Thanks for the heads-up.

  22. Valerie Spearman December 10, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    I loved Marked!! I am so going to miss The Dark Protectors!!

  23. Judy December 10, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    It started with Fated. I loved Talen, and quickly devoured the series as soon as the next book was released. Been waiting for Janie’s story, however, hate the series to end. Hope you are working on a spin off.

  24. Janie McGaugh December 10, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    Fun interview, and I love that the heroine is named Janie!

  25. donnas December 10, 2014 at 10:14 pm #

    Congrats on the release! Ive only read book 1 but it was great.

  26. Stacey December 10, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    I have a thank you to hand out. Fated was my first vampire love story that I read and I was totally hooked! I have read several since then but only a few has even come close to this series. I actually got butterflies reading zanes’s interview! I’m such a nerd. Lol. So thank you Rebecca for this escape into this crazy world! Can’t wait for Marked to be released

  27. bn100 December 10, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    Interesting character interview

  28. Mary Preston December 11, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    I loved the interview with Zane thank you.

  29. Carol L December 11, 2014 at 5:10 am #

    Ohhh, I like Zane. :). I have to get these books.. I’m so excited that the prize is a print of the first book. Thanks so much for the chnce.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol ( dot) com

  30. Elizabeth N. December 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    I love this series because it was my introduction to your work. How did you come up with this concept? Do you have a favorite Kayrs brother? Thanks for the chance.

  31. Renee Brown December 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    Can Zane’s brothers get a book apiece?

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